Metformin Reduces Mild Statin-Induced Myalgia

May 15, 2018

Risk of non-severe statin muscle pain was reduced in T2DM patients taking both metformin and statins, according to this recent study. 

Nicholas Carris, PharmD and colleagues in Florida discovered that taking metformin for type-2 diabetes reduced the risk of non-severe statin muscle pain in patients taking both. Scroll through the slides above for details from the study and for clinical take home points.For more information: Carris NW, Tsalatsanis A, Tipparaju SM, et al. Metformin's impact on statin-associated muscle symptoms: An analysis of ACCORD study data and research materials from the NHLBI Biologic Specimen and Data Repository Information Coordinating Center. Diabetes Obes Metab. 2018;1-6. DOI: 10.1111/dom.13302